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hi jocks

getting a jump on this years Christmas stocking stuffers for the Salvation Army gifts to the under privileged children in my area.

thanks for looking

marc

-- "just be yourself, everyone else is taken"....Oscar Wilde





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cmmyakman

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#1 posted 02-04-2015 08:46 PM

Multiple patterns – very cool!

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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#2 posted 02-04-2015 09:11 PM

Wow, that’s a lot of wheels. You are a big hearted person and I’m sure the kids love them. Well done.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 02-04-2015 10:39 PM

You have been busy. Cute cars and a nice size. My wife has been leading a church group that makes Christmas boxes for Samaritans Purse and she would be really pleased if some of the woodworkers in our church could make these. Could you share where you get the wheels and possibly dimensions and how you cut them out and assemble.
thanks
jeff

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snoman

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#4 posted 02-04-2015 11:37 PM

Thank you .
Jeff, I got the plans and wheels from Meisel Wood working. I used boxwood for the cars that I cut on a scroll saw. I soaked them in lemon oil.
There are other sources for the wheels and I took 1/8 in dowel stock and cut my own axles. Cheaper that way.
Best regards

Marc

-- "just be yourself, everyone else is taken"....Oscar Wilde

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prez

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#5 posted 02-05-2015 01:19 AM

That’s a lot of scroll saw work !!! Nicely done…and it’s not even close to christmas…..not sure why you soak them in lemon oil….unless you want them to smell nice. I just use mineral oil. I’ll be hard pressed to make that many this year.

prez

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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snoman

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#6 posted 02-05-2015 01:32 AM

i use lemon oil as it gives a nice coloring to the basswood..I think i said boxwood earlier. anyway, i use it on a lot of my scroll work..

-- "just be yourself, everyone else is taken"....Oscar Wilde

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#7 posted 02-05-2015 12:29 PM

That is an impressive fleet, snoman! Thanks for sharing, with us and the kids!

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 02-05-2015 03:47 PM

In two ways you did a great job Marc.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#9 posted 02-05-2015 05:06 PM

i wouldn’t be doing my wife, a homeless services social worker, proud if i didn’t mention the person-first method…

so, aside from my being impressed with the amount of work, and the truly noble cause, which i admire, may I also suggest to anyone reading that always remember that they are children first.

in other words, perhaps we can all consider saying “Children who are underprivileged,” or, preferably, “Children in need,” instead of “Underprivileged children.”

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#10 posted 02-05-2015 05:37 PM

JeffinLSMO
Picky, Picky, Picky …
I think you have the right to a political statement when you show your contribution to the Salvation Army …
We will be waiting …

Geezz, I will get hate mail for this one but that’s how I feel …Underprivileged children or Children who are underprivileged Is there a difference? Grumpy old man or Old man that’s Grumpy sheesh!

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#11 posted 02-05-2015 08:30 PM

Way to go Marc.
You can call them rug rats as far as I’m concerned.
How you refer to them isn’t nearly as important as what you do for them.
Again, WAY TO GO.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#12 posted 02-05-2015 08:55 PM

+1 Gene Howe

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Gene Howe

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#13 posted 02-05-2015 10:52 PM

Grumpymike,
You can call me Gene.
I’m in Snowflake. Us desert rats are on a first name basis….usually.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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snoman

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#14 posted 02-05-2015 11:00 PM

hey no offense taken and no statement , political or otherwise intended. My wife and I are very fortunate and this is just one way we have of sharing our good fortune with the less than fortunate people in our area. My wife knitts hats for newborns and donates to the childrens (rug rats, lol) hospitals. I make toys..anyhow..thank you all for the looks and likes.

snoman

-- "just be yourself, everyone else is taken"....Oscar Wilde

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Grumpymike

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#15 posted 02-06-2015 08:51 PM

Snoman,
Good for you, I admire those of us that do a bit for the community.
Some time back I made a set of castle blocks, at the time I really didn’t know what I was going to do with them.
Then one day I met a lady the works with special kids, (or kids special) and she mentioned that she buys a lot of the toys and instructional aids out of her own pocket.
I gave her the set of castle blocks and she was so grateful. Then she sent me two more referrals.

Hey Gene,
If you are ever down around surprise, PM me and I will give you the phone #, and add your name to the guest room door

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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